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Dog Bite Claims and Strict Liability

Pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws c. 140 § 155, if any dog shall do any damage to either the body or property of any person, the owner or keeper, or if the owner or keeper be a minor, the parent or guardian of such minor, shall be liable for such damage. This is what the legal community refers to as a “strict liability” statute. What this means is that if a dog bites another person the owner of the dog is responsible regardless of fault.

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